The triple helix : gene, organism, and environment /

"In The Triple Helix, Lewontin exposes some of the common and troubling misconceptions that misdirect and stall our understanding of biology and evolution." "The central message of this book is that we will never fully understand living things if we continue to think of genes, organis...

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Main Author: Lewontin, Richard, 1929-2021.
Format: Book
Language:English
Italian
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000.
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Summary:"In The Triple Helix, Lewontin exposes some of the common and troubling misconceptions that misdirect and stall our understanding of biology and evolution." "The central message of this book is that we will never fully understand living things if we continue to think of genes, organisms, and environments as separate entities, each with its distinct role to play in the history and operation of organic processes. Here Lewontin shows that an organism is a unique consequence of both genes and environment, of both internal and external features. Rejecting the notion that genes determine the organism, which then adapts to the environment, he explains that organisms, influenced in their development by their circumstances, in turn create, modify, and choose the environment in which they live."--BOOK JACKET.
Item Description:Translation of: Gene, organismo e ambiente.
Physical Description:136 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-132) and index.
ISBN:0674001591